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TEAM PROFILE – LUCY ADAMS

As at: 13 April 2018

Name: Lucy Adams

Role: Joint Head Girl at Emma Lavelle Racing

DOB: 17/12/95

From: Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire

Worked in racing since: 2014.  I worked previously for trainer Alex Hales Racing and also for David Barker managing their hunters.

How did you get into racing: I’ve ridden ponies/horses since a child and competed in Pony Club.  Both my parents are horsey and my dad used to help train point-to-pointers, my best friend was also really into the sport which also got me interested.

Career highlight to date:  Taking Junction Fourteen over to Ireland to race in the Galway Plate.

Role model:  David Annett ‘Bodge’, who used to be Alex Hales’s head lad.  I try to live up to how he ran the yard and his outlook on life.

My three dinner guests would be: Prince Harry (even though he is now sadly taken!), Sam Thompson and William Fox-Pitt.

When not racing/working: I relax by enjoying a glass of wine and reading trashy magazines!

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TEAM PROFILE – Paddy Cowley

As at: 2 February 2018

Name: Patrick ‘Paddy’ Cowley

Twitter: @paddycowley

Conditional jockey at Emma Lavelle Racing, currently claiming 7lbs

DOB: 3.8.95

From: Ulveston, Cumbria

Total Career wins: 16 (2017/18 season – 6)

Worked in racing since: 2012, and got into racing by following in his sister’s footsteps, as they rode for various trainers

Previous employers:  Sophie Leech and Jonjo O’Neill

Biggest career achievement to date: riding Join the Clan at the Cheltenham Festival for Jonjo O’Neill and owner J P McManus

Favourite horse in the yard: Flemcara (of course!) – he is a brilliant horse, and team mate, and we have won three races on the bounce together

Other favourite horses: Join the Clan, as he gave me my first winner

Ambition: to be Champion Jump Jockey

Football Team: Manchester United

Role Model: Sir Anthony McCoy (AP McCoy)

My three dinner guests would be: Leonardo Dicaprio, AP McCoy and Cheryl Cole

When not racing: I enjoy a good film or going to the movies.  Bad Boys with Will Smith is one of my favourites

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